Photo: Tim Baker
When nine of the world’s most progressive SUP surfers gather for a surf trip to Costa Rica, you know there will be some incredible footage. Luckily for us, Paddlewoo’s Erik Antonson was there to document some of the most innovative performers of our sport. We pushed both each other and SUP surfing to new limits for one magical week in the tropics. It was not a competition, so the vibe was profoundly different than we are used to.
This resulted in The Progression Project – a groundbreaking 30-minute film that showcases SUP surfing at its highest levels. But the good news doesn’t stop there, best of all the film has been released for free for everyone to enjoy.
Back to Kieran and friendship. In the beginning of the year when Kieran asked me to be on of his groomsmen I was grateful and honored to be counted as a valued friend to him.
Flying out from Hawaii for the wedding with me was my beautiful girlfriend, Kim Yap and Josh Riccio who was also one of Kieran’s groomsmen.
The wedding was located on some beautiful lakes and marshlands near Mount Dora- it seemed to be the classic Old School Florida that I never before had the pleasure of experiencing.
The wedding was beautiful and everyone had a great time meeting both sides of the family that came together. After the celebrations, we hit the road because I had a early-morning of clinics in Cocoa Beach a few hours away!